BIRTH: 29 June 1898, Washington, D. C.
DEATH: 02 October 1976, Bethesda, Montgomery County., Maryland
BURIAL: Arlington National Cemetery
Charles M. Boteler was the eldest child and only son of L. Pierce and Anna M. (Magdafrau) Boteler, and grandson of J. Wesley Boteler. For three generations the family of Boteler has been in the insurance business in the District of Columbia.
Mr. Boteler attended the schools of Washington, graduated from high school here, matriculated in George Washington University, and, before the time when he would have graduated, entered the insurance business, becoming secretary of the Mutual Insurance Agency, in 1922. He was also secretary of the National Underwriters' Mutual Insurance Company, which was organized in 1925.
When the United States entered the World War, though he was barely of the age permitting service in the military, Mr. Boteler took service, and when discharged held the rank of second lieutenant in the infantry, in which he is now (1928) one of the Reserve Corps.
Fraternally, he is affiliated with Cathedral Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, and is a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Washington Board of Trade, and the City Club.
Mr Boteler married, in 1922, Viola B Bruns, of Texas, and they have one child, Charles M Jr., who was born October 15, 1923.
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